US SB914 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)
Status: Engrossed on August 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-24 - Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020 This bill reauthorizes through FY2024 and revises the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System (IOOS), which is a network of federal and regional entities that provide information about the nation's coasts, oceans, and Great Lakes, as well as new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. The bill revises the authority of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct scientific assessments related to storms, including to (1) direct NOAA to seek public input before the Named Storm Event Model (the official meteorological and oceanographic computerized model which utilizes data to replicate the magnitude, timing, and spatial variations of winds, rainfall, and storm surges associated with named storms for which post-storm assessments are conducted) takes effect, and (2) allow NOAA to deploy sensors to areas in coastal states that are at the highest risk of experiencing geophysical events that would cause indeterminate losses. The bill provides statutory authority for NOAA's National Water Center. (The center currently exists at NOAA as the research and operational center of excellence for hydrologic analyses, forecasting, and related decision support services.)

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Title

Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-09-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-09-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2020-08-07HouseHeld at the desk.
2020-08-07HouseReceived in the House.
2020-08-04SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2020-07-30SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S4639-4644)
2020-07-30SenateS.Amdt.2501 Amendment SA 2501 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2020-07-30SenateS.Amdt.2501 Amendment SA 2501 proposed by Senator Sullivan for Senator Wicker. (consideration: CR S4647; text: CR S4639-4644) In the nature of a substitute.
2020-07-30SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4647)
2019-12-05SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 318.
2019-12-05SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker without amendment. With written report No. 116-168.
2019-04-03SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
2019-03-27SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

SB810 (Related) 2019-03-14 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Advisory bodies
Air quality
Aquatic ecology
Atmospheric science and weather
Chemistry
Civil actions and liability
Climate change and greenhouse gases
Congressional oversight
Department of Homeland Security
Emergency planning and evacuation
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Environmental technology
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Floods and storm protection
Geography and mapping
Government information and archives
Government studies and investigations
Great Lakes
Hydrology and hydrography
Lakes and rivers
Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
Marine and inland water transportation
Marine pollution
Natural disasters
Public lands and natural resources
Public-private cooperation
Transportation safety and security
Water quality
Water use and supply
Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

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